Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 12: Love Lets the Other Win

Twinkle In Time

What are the top three things you and your significant other disagree on? How hard is that to do? I can list it pretty fast like the pages today suggest. We by nature defend ourselves...be it physically or mentally we don't like to be wrong. The nature however isn't a good one when it comes to relationships. Being stubborn means that you keep fighting over the same thing and nothing changes. So many times you will hear, "well if he wouldn't do that then I wouldn't do this..." That fight will come up over and over until one of you decide to step down from the fight...you might not be wrong but unless it is something that is life or death then your way is not the only way. The Bible says, "The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield" in James 3:17. 

Being willing to yeild is not something I am exactly used to or competely willing to do. Yeah I know I might look foolish putting up a fight but I ain't a person to back down. I get that from both sets of my parents. But objectively looking at it I can see where that choice has caused fights to happen between Chris and I. We will never be the same, think the same, or like the exact same things but I understand that it is okay to let him have his way...or at least I now know that it is supposed to be like that. I understand that I shouldn't let my foolish pride get in the way of our relationship.


Today’s Dare
Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area
of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you
are putting their preference first.